Researchers Developing ‘Game-Changer’ Blood Test to Identify Concussions

Researchers from the University of Queensland are attempting to develop a new blood test that would have global implications for identifying and diagnosing a concussion.
The research project is a partnership between the University of Queensland, World Rugby, Rugby Australia, Qscan, Trajan and Sonic Health.
To identify biomarkers in the blood that are indicative of a concussion, the project will employ advanced brain imaging, cognitive testing and blood analysis and will involve testing on volunteers involved in high school rugby and basketball.
Lead researcher of the project, Assoc. Prof. Fatima Nasrallah from the Queensland University said in a news release that a blood test, which can identify a concussion, would have global implications for the realm of sport….

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